Press Statement

Hindu Samhati is pleased to declare the Public Rally organized on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of its foundation, a success. The rally was held at Shraddhananda Park on the 14th of February, 2009. About ten thousand people from different places participated in the Foundation Day celebration in Kolkata.

The rally was addressed by Tapan Kumar Ghosh, President , Hindu Samhati and K.N. Govindacharya, Convenor, Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, among a bevy of other notable speakers.

Tapan Kumar Ghosh , in his speech emphasized that in this very city of Kolkata, Siddiqullah Chaudhury, Barkati, the Imam of the Tipu Sultan Masjid of Kolkata had openly and in front of the press threatened the life of the notable Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin and had even declared a huge financial reward for anybody who kills her. Under Indian criminal law this is known as incitement to murder. However, under this dire provocation this State Government sat pretty took no steps to arrest Imam Barkati.

However, when a famous daily of this city , The Statesman, reprinted an article criticizing Prophet Mohammed – which had originally appeared in another famous international daily, The Independent – the editor of The Statesman was arrested. The reason given was “ it had hurt the religious sentiment of the Muslims” as the Muslim goons of the Jamiyat-e-Ulema-e-Hind disrupted public life and attacked shops etc.

Hindu Samhati condemns in the strongest possible term, this shameless capitulation of the West Bengal Government before the threat of Islamic fundamentalism. If this sort of spineless pandering to the Islamists continues there would soon be a ‘Dhantala’ in every village. And West Bengal might well become a part of greater Bangladesh.

Sri Govindacharya, in his speech said the Nation is facing the challenge of communalism, separatism and anarchy. The Indian State is failing and politics is succumbing to minoritism at the expense of national interest and identity. So, when the state fails, the society takes over the functioning of the state to protect its identity and interest.

The other speakers also pointed out the looming spectra of Islamic separatism and the weak capitulation of the Indian Government before it bowed ill for the future.

Prokash Chandra Das
In Charge
Media Cell


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